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The Boston Globe has published an interesting photo that uses the Leaflet mapping platform to provide an interactive graphic of survivors of the bombing of the Boston Marathon. One year after the tragic bomb explosion at the Boston Marathon, The Boston Globe invited survivors, police, firefighters, EMTs, doctors, nurses and runners back to the finish line on Boylston Street to pose for a group photo. The resulting One Year, One City photo is a powerful testimony to the resilience of the people of Boston. By using the Leaflet mapping platform the Boston Globe has created an interactive photo which you can pan around and in which you can zoom in on individuals in the picture. You can even click on the people in the photo to learn a little more about their experience during last year's tragic events. has also used the Leaflet platform to create a story map of the Boston Marathon.

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Periodis Web - Maps to be Used for the History of Europe Euratlas Periodis Web shows the history of Europe through a sequence of 21 historical maps, every map depicting the political situation at the end of each century. Here, on the left, are 21 mini-maps giving access to 21 full maps and to 84 quarters of maps with more detailed views of the states, provinces and main cities.Moreover, each map offers a historical gazetteer. Thus you can highlight in red each sovereign state and in green each dependent entity.

Streets of London Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA, Imagery © CartoDB Made by Google Maps Mania Infographics - Own your Information I am a Visual Arts teacher, just so you might start to understand my next comment. I love good Infographics ! I can not think of another technique that condenses the essence of a message down into a more accessible and easily understood medium. I love the way that; An Incredibly Detailed Map Shows Europe's Population Shifts From 2001 to 2011 Since the turn of the millennium, Europe has been undergoing some pretty intense demographic change. Just how intense—and intricate—this change has been is revealed in a new map created by Germany’s BBSR, the country’s Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development. The BBSR collected data between 2001 and 2011. While that might sound slightly outdated, these are actually the most up-to-date figures Europe has to offer, as 2011 is the most recent year for which comprehensive population data is available for the whole of Europe.

Synchronize ArcGIS with Google Earth The advantage of loading satellite images of Google Earth / Maps directly into ArcGIS, offers a wide range of applications and uses, for the simple fact of being the one server that covers a wide geographic area of the globe, also has good resolution and images up to date, you can also synchronize with the services of Bing Maps, OpenStreetMap, CloudMade, MapBox, among others. Before indicating the methodological process for the integration, it is recommended to work with the WGS84 reference system (usually occurs otherwise displacements or deformations), the following shows the steps to follow: 1.

The History of Cartography, Volume 1: Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient, and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean, Harley, Woodward List of IllustrationsPreface J. B. Harley and David Woodward Chapter 1: The Map and the Development of the History of Cartography J. B. HarleyPART ONE Cartography in Prehistoric Europe and the Mediterranean The Game of Norway Crown Prince Fredrik 6 takes control of Denmark-Norway via a coup. The great Norwegian merchant Bernt Anker calls him the "next Trajan" and see an enlightened and liberal monarch that can serve as the focal point for the kingdom. Danish Foreign Minister AP Bernstorff die, and Crown Prince Frederick put earnest their political will through all questions. The following year he accepts the request from a Dutch merchant that a Danish fleet convoys to protect merchant ships on their way from the Dutch East Indies to Copenhagen. More similar convoys approved the following year, and the commanders of these are ordered to offer resistance if foreign naval units attempting to examine the papers and cargo ships under the Danish flag.

Google Maps Launch Google MapsLaunch Maps in LUNA Browser The over 120 historical maps in the Google Maps have been selected by David Rumsey from his collection of more than 150,000 historical maps; in addition, there are a few maps from collections with which he collaborates. These maps can also be seen in the Gallery layer of Google Earth, Rumsey Historical Maps layer, and in the Google Earth viewers on this website. All the maps contain rich information about the past and represent a sampling of time periods (1680 to 1930), scales, and cartographic art, resulting in visual history stories that only old maps can tell. Each map has been georeferenced, thus creating unique digital map images that allow the old maps to appear in their correct places on the modern globe. The original historical maps are first made into digital images by scanning them with high resolution digital cameras.

Displaying Big Data On A Google Map //Problem: Displaying Big Data On A Google Map There are two key features of web mapping. The first is that the interface is resources constrained: it is a browser. The second is that generally you are expected to be able to drive as much data and functionality to that browser as you would expect on a desktop product. In fact, the user doesn't even want to consider how difficult it is to achieve a smooth, immersive map-based experience, they just want to experience what the map is showing them. This tutorial will show you a way of displaying a large number of polygons on a Google Map.

Converting SHP to Google Fusion Tables Google Fusion Tables provides a relatively easy way to display geographic data on top of Google Maps. Data can be uploaded in .csv, .tsv, or .txt file formats and the geocoded based on a field (or fields) that is designated as having location information (address, city, country, lat/long, etc.). This process works well for point data and for creating heat maps based on countries. If you have specialized polygon or line data that you want to overlay onto Google Maps, Google only allows for the importing of KML files for geographic data. Importing a shapefile into Google Fusion Tables Accessing the archive EnquiriesEnquiries relating to the archive collections or the history of the Guardian or Observer should be sent by email to or by post to: Guardian News & Media ArchiveKings Place90 York WayLondon N1 9GU Information on researching the history of the Guardian and the Observer are available in our Frequently Asked Questions section. Consulting the collectionsWhere extensive research is required enquirers are asked to undertake research in person. Material may be consulted in our reading room in King's Cross by appointment only (see map). We are usually open to researchers Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm.

The Maps of Heinrich Kiepert The Maps of Heinrich Kiepert Geographer Heinrich Kiepert (1818-1899) is generally reckoned one of the more important scholarly cartographers of the second half of the 19th century. This Web page provides access to some Kiepert maps held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection. Kiepert acquired one of his interests—the historical geography of the classical world—in his student days at the University of Berlin, where he worked with Carl Ritter (1779-1859). Ritter and Kiepert produced what appears to have been one of the first modern atlases of the ancient Greek world, Topographisch-historischer Atlas von Hellas und den hellenischen Colonien in 24 Blättern (1840-1846).

Education Available languages — Using OpenStreetMap in an Educational Context For information about academic research related to OpenStreetMap, see Research. For a general article about how to map educational facilities in OpenStreetMap, see Education features. Students learning about OpenStreetMap at a workshop at FEATI University in the Philippines OpenStreetMap is being used in schools, universities and colleges in a wide range of disciplines.

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